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Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 320   |  Last updated: Nov 14, 2016
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    A 9-year-old boy was identified in childhood as having an elevated sweat chloride. Though he appeared to be a normal term baby, his neontal course was complicated by the development of meconium ileus. Throughout childhood he has experienced multiple increasingly severe bouts of pneumonia with a productive cough, often with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and later Burkholderia cepacea, cultured from sputum. Based upon these findings, he is at greatest risk for development of which of the following pulmonary abnormalities?

This is based on my N180 notes. The usual disclaimer applies...

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 866   |  Last updated: Jan 24, 2013
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    A pulmonary embolism is ______________________________.

This quiz discusses the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension and the treatment options.

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 582   |  Last updated: Nov 3, 2014
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    Which of the following regarding pulmonary hypertension (PH) is FALSE?

In the human body, the word “pulmonary” is related to the lungs and the respiratory system, and is mainly linked to the process of having air move in and out of the lungs. What do you know about these mechanics?

Questions: 14  |  Attempts: 480   |  Last updated: Oct 4, 2017
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    A patient is suffering from obstructive lung disease.  Values of compliance for his chest wall and respiratory system are known as: Chest wall compliance (CCW) = 200 ml / cm H2O Respiratory system compliance (CRW) = 100 ml / cm H2O What is his Lung compliance (CL) in ml / cm H2O?  

Pulmonary pathophysiology - directly from west book

Questions: 73  |  Attempts: 406   |  Last updated: Jan 3, 2013
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    The one-second forced expiratory volume test:
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